If you’ve just gotten engaged, congratulations!

You’re probably feeling all kinds of emotions; you’re happy, excited and maybe a little stressed about all the wedding planning in front of you.

The good news is, it looks like you may have decided where you’ll be hosting your big day. Now, the first thing to do is choose a venue.

The even better news is that we’ve narrowed down your top choices in this lovely list. With venues … you will be sure to find something that suits your taste and budget!

Here is our list of the editor’s choice top wedding venues in Mackay, QLD


Ocean International Hotel - Galleons Restaurant

Get the best of both worlds and hold your outdoor ceremony with beach views surrounded by lush floral gardens. Catering, linens, glassware and a full staff are all on site, taking the stress out of needing to hire each item individually.

With a variety of onsite options for your reception, you can host an intimate dinner at the restaurant, or host  a larger, 80-150 people seated / 100-200 cocktail style  reception in either of their stylish event spaces.

Address: 1 Bridge Rd, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4957 2044

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Windmill Motel and Reception Centre

Positioned on the quiet banks of the Pioneer River, the Windmill Motel and Events Centre is a short drive to the CBD, airport, golf course and Harbour. The landscaped gardens offer a relaxed perfect for guests to enjoy the evening.

It is one of the largest event spaces in the area and can accommodate up to 200 guests, with plenty of onsite accommodation for anyone who needs it.

Address: 5 Highway Plaza, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4944 3344

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Shamrock Hotel

Another venue with plenty of convenient onsite accommodation for your guests, the Shamrock Hotel is located on busy Nebo Road and a short distance from both the Mackay City Heart and the Mackay Airport. The open wooden décor give the room a rustic feel, with surrounding greenery pulling you into an old Irish fairy tale.

This versatile space offers seating from 20 to 110, and cocktail style set-up for up to 200 guests.

Address: 165 Nebo Rd, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4957 2629

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Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club is located in the picturesque Northern Beaches of Mackay.

The Northern Beaches is host to some beautiful beaches only a short 5 minute drive away.  Their new wedding deck over looks our landscape gardens, pond & bowling greens; the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, reception & wedding photography.

They offer 3 venue spaces, catering from 30 to 300 cocktail, and 30 to 220 seated dinning and their new & exclusive wedding packages cater from the small intimate weddings to the large lavish affairs. Be enchanted by every stage of a beaches wedding.

Address: 2 Rosewood Dr, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4954 8677

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Mantra Mackay

Located on the picturesque waterfront setting of Mackay Marina, this beachy, airy space is romantic, playful and reminiscent of a faraway private island paradise. Another enviable venue for our foodie couples, the Clarion hotel’s catering staff offer a variety of options to delight your palette.

Impressive four and a half star accommodations are available for guests to stay in onsite. Dazzle up to 300 friends and family with ocean views by day, and luminescent marina lights by night.

Address: Mulherin Dr, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4955 9400

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Magpies Sporting Club - Skys Function

Tucked away from the busy streets, the Magpie sporting club offers whimsical greenery setting to exchange vows and celebrate the night away. They offer flexible onsite catering options, and decorations for hire. If you like everything taken care of by one excellent team, they can plan you the perfect day.

This versatile space can be perfect for intimate weddings, banquets for up to 220 guests or a cocktail style function for up to 400 guests.

Address: 1 Glenella Rd, Glenella QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4965 6100

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The Church on Palmer

Fall in love with their uniquely traditional, rustic setting nestled among the palm trees. The staff at the Church on Palmer have years of experience in restaurants and weddings and offer some of the best food and service that you will find in Mackay. To ensure they can give your party the attention they deserve, they limit their parties to 85-90 guests.

Address: 15 Palmer St, North Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4944 1466

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Harrup Park Country Club

The delicate crystal chandeliers and beautiful private patio sparkle with chic timelessness at this upscale venue. With talented and experienced restaurant staff, they can deliver an exquisite catered meal that your guests will love. Perfect for intimate gatherings or larger more extravagant affairs.

Address: 89 Juliet St, South Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4944 0000

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Souths Leagues Club

The South Leagues Club is the perfect space for a classy, romantic wedding. With event coordinators and custom catering available, you won’t have to worry about a thing on your big day.

They offer four event spaces to choose from, host dinner in rooms with varied sizes, from capacities ranging from 30-180 people, or a cocktail style setting for up to 300.

Address: 181 Milton St, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4957 2166

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Mackay Turf Club

The Mackey Turf Club boasts some of the region’s most breathtaking views and brand new facilities. With a dedicated functions team, the Mackay Turf Club is the perfect choice for a zero stress wedding day. The perfectly manicured gardens and racetrack are beautiful and unique areas for photos, and the garden marquee offers the perfect space to dance the night away. Accommodate a variety of party sizes with seating for up to 240!

Address: 9 Peak Downs Hwy, Ooralea QLD 4740

Phone: 07 4952 1155

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Parting Notes

You won’t be disappointed by any of these spectacular venues. Whether you’re looking for a uniquely Mackay experience, a classically gorgeous beach wedding or a fashionable yet rustic country getaway, this list as been curated for you to choose a place that suits your needs. Mackay is the perfect ocean side town to offer a variety of experiences, some of which boast onsite accommodation. Browse the links to find the perfect place for your special day, and feel relieved crossing one of the biggest things off of your to do list!



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